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Favorite Rejects 2022-09-08
I feel like I knew why Nazism was bad before I ever took a humanities class of any kind
I'm pondering the problem that our relentless "STEM, STEM, STEM!!!" educational drumbeat has created a new class of engineers who can solve any technical problem but also can't explain why Naziism is bad.
David Bowman @dlbowman76
Me: Well, that can't mean they think studying engineering literally turns people into Nazis, can they? Me: ...oh.
The Historical Commission created months of delays to make the building on the left change to the building on the right
"What I want from each and every one of you lads is a hard target search of every highland, lowland, public house, dog house, sheep shed, duck blind, and swan bog in that area."
Somewhere on the grounds of Balmoral, a lone corgi shivers under a rotten log. It’s finally free, but for how long?
Jason Sweeney @sween
Britain's national catastrophe, in one image. Note this is investment, not GDP. But the point, I think, is terrifyingly clear.
As everyone already suspects from Hollywood movies, foreigners really do talk to each other in English when they don't think anyone else can hear them.
Some pretty incredible footage of Macron talking to Zelensky on the morning of the invasion, when the scale of the full-scale Russian assault on Ukraine was becoming clear. https://t.co/9ETzGScTmp
2022: “WOW you can write a prompt and an AI will draw it!” 2028: “You want to write a prompt? First you need to hire 10-15 promptOps Engineers to build out your PromptFlow pipelines which sends promptjobs to your PromptLake from the PromptQueue using the EventPrompt stream”
🧵In Houston, freeway widening will demolish hundreds of homes in the primarily Black & Latino neighborhoods Independence Hts. & Near Northside, building on decades of the gov't using highway construction to segregate cities & destroy communities of color. nytimes.com/interactive/20…
Anyway, pushing the idea that humanities education is a form of political indoctrination is probably not a helpful thing for getting more funding for the humanities. So I would simply not push that idea.
Bernie Sanders is dead wrong and no other Democrat should listen to him. We can't afford to have every clean energy and mass transit project delayed for 5 years. The planet will burn to a crisp while we wait. We *have* to reform the permitting process.
Bernie Sanders announces his "strong opposition" to Democratic leaders' "disastrous side deal" with Manchin on permitting reform
Burgess Everett @burgessev